Bayrakli Mosque, Samokov

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Bayrakli Mosque
Samokov-mosque3.jpg
Overview of the mosque from the rear
Religion
AffiliationIslam
StatusMuseum
Location
LocationSamokov, Bulgaria
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 42°20′19″N 23°33′29″E / 42.33861°N 23.55806°E / 42.33861; 23.55806
Architecture
TypeMosque
Completed1845
Specifications
Dome(s)1
Minaret(s)1

Bayrakli Mosque (Bulgarian: Байракли джамия), also known as Yokush Mosque (Bulgarian: Йокуш джамия) is a historical mosque in Samokov, Bulgaria, constructed in 1845.[1]

History[edit]

The mosque was built by Koca Hüsrev Mehmed Pasha, who, according to the legend, ordered to erect both a cross and a crescent on the dome of the mosque. In 1966, the mosque was extensively restored. The restoration project was carried out by architect Nikola Mushanov.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The prayer hall of the mosque is rectangular (almost square) with the size of 14 metres (46 ft) times 14.5 metres (48 ft). The women's prayer area is located on the balcony. The dome is built on four wooden columns. Frescoes with floral motives were painted over in the 19th century and uncovered during the restoration in 1966. There is one tall minaret next to the building.[1]

Decoration[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Самоков, Байракли джамия / Samokov, Bairakli Mosque" (in Bulgarian). narod.ru. Retrieved 31 August 2012.